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Location Russia (European), Dagestan Republic
Central coordinates 47o 53.98' East  42o 15.67' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 6,850 ha
Altitude 50 - 412m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2006-2007  35-50 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga passage  2003-2006  50 individuals  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus non-breeding  2003-2006  1-5 individuals  medium  A1  Endangered 

IBA Monitoring

2007 very high unfavourable negligible
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 80 35 breeding pairs 44 unfavourable
Sturnus roseus Rosy Starling 1000 50 breeding pairs 5 not assessed

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland   10%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  60%
Desert Semidesert  20%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  1%
Rocky areas Scree & boulders  1%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  12%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland 90%
agriculture 10%
hunting 100%
urban/industrial/transport 1%

Acknowledgements The identification of IBAs and information collected between 1980 and 2009 provided by the IBA network of the Russian Bird Conservation Union (RBCU).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Valley of Bashlychai river. Downloaded from on 21/10/2016

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